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6,132 people sought online therapy help in California in the last year

Discover how starting online therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 6 therapists in California available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Online therapy

What is online therapy?

With Thriveworks, Online therapy is an effective alternative to in-person therapy services in which a client can speak to a Thriveworks therapist remotely via online video conferencing. Online sessions are just as effective as in-person treatment, but they can also provide added benefits like reduced travel time, saving money on transportation or childcare, and increased access to care.

How does online therapy work?

Online therapy works much like traditional in-person therapy but takes place through secure video conferencing. Clients can attend Online therapy from any safe place they choose that has access to the internet, whether that be their home or another easily accessible place. Like in-person treatment, a therapist will work with their client to address their concerns, create goals, and establish an effective treatment plan.

What is the best option for online therapy?

There is no best option for online therapy—instead, it’s best to focus on finding a provider that meets your speicifc needs and with wom you can form a professional connection with.

Is online therapy just as effective?

Yes, online therapy is just as effetive for many clients as in-person sessions.

How long does online therapy last?

Online therapy can last for a few months to years depending on the goals and symptoms of the client. The treatment process will be unique to each client and lend itself to their specific concerns, which means that the time it takes to treat them will always be different. Timing is also up to the client themselves; they are free to stop therapy whenever they please, especially if they feel they have reached their goals and addressed their concerns.

How much does online therapy cost?

Our Thriveworks therapists at Thriveworks in Fremont, CA accept most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

When you’re feeling overwhelmed — whether it be because of a career issue, relationship problem, or an unexplainable circumstance, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Likely, whatever issue you’re dealing with already feels like it’s taking up a lot of emotional energy that you want to be spending elsewhere. Mental health struggles can drain your energy and keep you from living in the moment.

Sometimes, this is why people decide to try to forge ahead without the help of a licensed mental health professional. Life can already be so hectic — how can anyone find the space to fit in regular counseling or therapy sessions? Thankfully, there’s an option for anyone struggling to find time for mental health services — online therapy or counseling.

Online therapy and counseling at Thriveworks in Fremont, CA, gives you access to licensed professionals without having to leave your home. Our providers can connect with clients through phone calls or video chats to provide you with the care that helps you reach your mental health goals.

Do you want to set up an appointment with one of our licensed therapists or counselors? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA today.

Online Mental Health Services: Types of Virtual Counseling and Therapy

Just like traditional therapy or counseling, online mental health services can treat a wide array of mild and severe mental health concerns. The most significant difference between online services and face-to-face therapy or counseling is that you and your provider are not physically in the same room.

Online therapy or counseling will be able to address a wide variety of mental health issues, including:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty concentrating and recalling information
  • Trouble relating to other people
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Disordered eating
  • Career changes or struggles
  • General dissatisfaction with your life
  • Romantic relationship difficulties
  • Grief following the loss of a loved one
  • Substance abuse issues
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Managing stress, anger, and other challenging emotions

People who choose to work with their therapist or counselor online receive the same standard of care as people attending in-person therapy or counseling. For some, online therapy or counseling can provide additional convenience and additional accessibility, helping them find the time for care.

Enrolling with an online therapist or counselor from Thriveworks in Fremont, CA, can help you manage your mental health issues and live your best life.

How Online Therapy or Counseling Works

When you decide to meet with a therapist or counselor online, the first choice you’ll make is whether you want to have your sessions over the phone or through a video chat. There are benefits to consider for each option that can help you access valuable mental health services.

For those who are more hesitant about therapy or counseling, meeting over the phone might be a good option. Sometimes, people don’t seek out help because they’re afraid of being judged for the issues they’re experiencing. With a phone call, you can freely speak about what’s on your mind without paying close attention to your provider’s reactions. All of our therapists and counselors set up comfortable, judgment-free spaces for their clients, but we understand that talking about your life can be difficult. Working with a therapist or counselor over the phone can help ease your mind.

For those who prefer a face-to-face connection, live video chats are a great option. When it’s time for your session, your provider will send you a link to connect to a confidential video chat room — you’ll click the link when it’s time for your session to begin. And when your session is over, you won’t have to take the time to drive home — you can just get on with the rest of your day.

No matter what type of therapy or counseling you decide to use, the details of what your sessions look like will depend on your unique needs. Mental health services are personalized to each client, so you’ll receive what you need to manage your specific situation.

Do you think online therapy or counseling could provide you with the support you need? Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA, to set up your first session.

Consult With an Online Counselor or Therapist at Thriveworks Fremont, CA

Do you want to work with one of our online counselors or therapists? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA, today.

Finding a therapist or counselor is simple with Thriveworks. If you’re ready to get started with our online counselor or therapist, our scheduling experts can help you get started quickly — sometimes within just 24 to 48 hours. Online counseling provides additional convenience and financial accessibility for our clients. We accept insurance plans and offer affordable rates for those paying out of pocket.

At Thriveworks, we’re here to help you live your best life. Schedule an online appointment today at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Fremont therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Fremont
Talk therapy

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5.0 Learn about verified reviews
My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
Read more My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
Jeannie Feb 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fremont is located in the Central District on Liberty St. where it intersects with Walnut Ave. We share a building with Chicago Title Fremont, Tera CloudX, and Teamsters Benefit Trust.

Phone number

(408) 351-7686

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Hindi
  • Hebrew
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Tagalog
  • Filipino
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